The Backyard Bulletin Board

We are a community garden in Brooklyn called The Backyard Garden. This blog is for posting events, photos and creating community within our garden and beyond into the surrounding community.


3 thoughts on “The Backyard Bulletin Board

  1. Tiziana

    I am new in this garden community.
    My husband noticed a little bird this morning, hanging around by our apartment building.
    We went to check if he was there tonight. And he was, hanging in a flower pot.
    I think he is lost and too small too fly. But also not too small. I took him at home, and I want to figure out what to give him to eat and hope to release him to freedom soon. I am not sure what kind of bird he is. He is dark grey with a yellow beak on the sides.
    Many years ago I found a sparrow and I raised him. I fed him flies and he never left me, even when I wanted to release him. This bird is bigger then that.
    Any suggestions?


    1. karenartholt Post author

      Hi Tizy,

      I’ve read that many baby birds that you see on the ground are actually okay — that’s part of their training, knowing how to interact with people and whatever is close to the ground. If I find the article, I’ll forward it to you. If he didn’t seem distressed, maybe he’s okay. Anyone else?


  2. Zareen


    Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. is holding a street fair on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 12 pm to 6 pm, along Columbia Street (from Degraw Street to Union Street) and Union Street (from Columbia Street to Hicks Street). This is a free community event, filled with family-friendly fun.

    This year, one of our goals for the event is to make it as local as possible, which is why we’re reaching out to The Backyard Community Garden. CGA is proud of the various community gardens found within our neighborhood and would like to include them in our day of festivities. Therefore, we would appreciate it if you could be open on the day of the Fall Festival and have a gardening-related activity for festival attendees to partake in.

    If this is something you would be interested in doing or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Lindsay at (718) 243-9301.



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